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Daily Debrief: What to expect with the new iPhone release

In Friday's Daily Debrief, CNET News.com's Kara Tsuboi and Tom Krazit discuss the new iPhone activation process and other rumors swirling around the blogosphere.


In Friday's edition of the Daily Debrief, CNET News.com's Tom Krazit and I talk about the July 11 release of the iPhone 3G. Apple has been notoriously tight-lipped about the details, but Tom says there are a few known factors. For one, every customer will have to sign a two-year contract with AT&T and will have to activate the phone upon purchase in the store. Secondly--and this comes as no surprise--the lines are going to be crazy!

That said, there's a lot we still don't know. There has been great speculation over what time the phone will go on sale. Last year, it was a coordinated release at 6 p.m. in each of the United States' time zones. This year, however, given the time needed to activate the phone and the worldwide release, there's speculation they'll go on sale earlier in the day. Also unknown is how many iPhones have been manufactured and how many each customer will be able to purchase. Stay tuned!

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